Dog Days

The Husband and I had a pretty busy weekend with tax prep and other business stuff, but we managed to squeeze in a little bit of personal time, too.  We went out to dinner Saturday night, just the two of us, fully recognizing that our time to do such things is limited.  I had two of my favorite things: chips & queso, and a steak.  It was glorious and I inhaled it before any thoughts of photos had time to cross my mind.  #sorrynotsorry

On Sunday, after we went out for breakfast just the two of us again (two meals out in a row!), The Husband dropped me off at the shelter for a photo session with some of the dogs currently in foster homes.  Since these pups aren't at the shelter everyday, we had to set aside a specific time to capture their photos for the website.  I thought I'd share some of them with you here because, who doesn't love cute photos of puppies, especially on a Monday?

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Squirrel.  He's a little shy when meeting new people but once he warms up to you, he'll be your best friend forever.  He lost the only family he's ever known, the ones who raised him from a pup until he was four years old, and now he's looking for someone new to love him forever.  He used to live with kids, cats, and other dogs and was besties with all of them!  He'd be a great addition to any patient home and welcomes lots of cuddles and car rides.

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Left: Finn.  Finn came to the shelter as a stray, so we don't have a lot of info about his background, but he's a very sweet little 3-year old chihuahua mix who's super smart and super treat-motivated.  With a little patience and some yummy food, his foster mom has fully house-trained him and taught him a few basic commands like Sit and Leave It!  He's also pretty quiet for a small breed and totally knows how to sport a bowtie.

Right: Blondie.  Blondie is a purebred 3-4 year old Pekingese who's fairly new to Family Dog.  She's not shy at all, and will happily roll over for a belly rub once you show her a little attention.  She's sweet, affectionate, and fully aware of just how beautiful she is.  She was one of the easiest dogs for me to photograph yesterday - and she even smiled for the camera!

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Left: Snowball and Right: Hedgehog.  Snowball and her brother Hedgehog just came to the shelter this week.  They're both pretty large for puppies and will probably grow to be about 40 to 50 pounds.  They're also both very sweet, playful, and affectionate with the cutest spotted bellies and cookies-and-cream patterned faces.  Hedgehog was a little more camera shy than his sis, but he responded well to treats and happily climbed in my lap for some snuggles once I put down the lens.

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Left: Coco.  Coco is quite the handsome little poodle mix, with a very sweet and loving disposition.  He's deaf, so his training will be focused more on visual cues and yummy food that smells irresistible.  He's super sweet, snuggly, and much prefers sitting in your lap than a silly old chair.

Right: Hermosa.  Hermosa came to the shelter from Tijuana, Mexico where she was found abandoned in a shopping cart with her litter of puppies.  Why someone would discard such a sweet, beautiful little lady is beyond me.  She loves to romp around and play with other dogs as well as all her favorite toys, happily throwing them in the air and chasing them down (the toys, not the other dogs ;)).  She's also very well-mannered, eager to please, and fully potty-trained.  What more could you want in a puppy companion?

All of these furry guys and gals are currently available for adoption so if you're in Northern California and interested in taking one of these little love bugs home with you, you can contact the shelter here.





  1. Oh my gosh, puppies are just the cutest! Perhaps one day I'll be able to get one, when I actually have a decent sized yard. Our childhood dog was from a shelter and he was the sweetest dog you'll ever meet!

  2. The puppers are adorable and you've captured their cuteness perfectly (yum chips & queso)

  3. You are killing me with these pictures!! I would adopt them all if I could. You are doing a great, by getting their pictures out there.

  4. Thanks Erin. :) It's so tempting to just bring them all home with me every time I visit!

  5. Aren't shelter dogs the best? They're so sweet and affectionate, like they somehow know how lucky they are to finally have a loving home. :)


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